The Straits Times
Published on Oct 12, 2012

Germany have lost their way, admits Sami Khedira


BERLIN (AFP) - Germany's Real Madrid star Sami Khedira has said the national side must get back to basics in their World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland after he admitted careless mistakes have crept into their game.

Germany top Group C with two wins from two but have been unconvincing since their Euro 2012 semi-final defeat to Italy in June.

"It's about consistently acting as a unit and team. We have lost our way," Khedira told Friday's edition of the Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper.

"We have forgotten the small details and fine elements which are important for our game to be successful."